Press Release from Melton Mowbray Sale
Please find here a press release from Melton Mowbray sale (8th - 9th September)
Ludlow Sale Catalogue
Please find the catalogue for Ludlow Sale (Saturday 2nd September) here
Latest Newsletter from our Chairman
Please find here the latest newsletter from our Chairman, Linda Barnard.
Kerry Hill Open Day - Sunday 2nd July
We had a fantastic Open Day on Sunday 2nd July - attended by many breeders, both new and old, and from far and near. We were able to take part in stock judging, hear from our inspectors about what they look for in good sheep, and see a trimming demonstration. We also had a talk about worms and worm resistance, which was very informative.
New Sale for Rare & Minority Breeds
Harrison & Hetherington are holding a new sale this year for Rare & Minority Breeds of sheep and this will be taking place at the St Boswells centre on Saturday 12 August and entries will close on Friday 7 July.
NSA Sheep South West 2017
It was the hottest day since 1976 and it is safe to say both us and the sheep were very hot in the marquees. We should have been selling ice creams!
The sheep for the stand were kindly supplied by Kate Esler and Ed Simmons from the Kingswater Flock. Alan Brimble, Martin Pearse and Martin’s mum also helped man the stand with Kate on the day.
Many farmers were busy haymaking and silaging but we still had a good number of visitors showing interest in the breed coming to the stand. With the older generation remembering when the Kerrys and Cluns used to come down from Wales on trains to Somerset as breeding ewes. It was interesting talking about how the breed has changed over the years.
We had quite a few enquiries about society sales and the Open day in a few weeks time, so hoping to see some new faces at these events in the future.
Royal Welsh Get Together 2017
This year we will be holding another Society get-together at the Royal Welsh. The get together will be on the Monday evening after the showing classes in the showing rings and will cost £6.50 a ticket to cover the catering, which last year was ample. It was good fun last year and everyone from the society is welcome whether you are showing or just spectating. If you would like to attend, please ring or message Sarah Evans of the Calcott Flock on 07761752305, so we can get an idea of numbers for the catering.
NSA NORTH SHEEP 7th JUNE 2017 HELD AT WEST SHIELDS FARM, TOW LAW, Co. DURHAM.
Thousands of visitors flocked to the NSA North Sheep Event where the Kerry Hill Flock Book Society had a stand. Visitors to the stand were able to see some spectacular sheep which had been kindly provided by Robert & Jean Price from the Pentrenant Flock in Churchstoke, Powys.
Cath & Martin Kewley, Robert & Jean Price, Gwilym Pugh, David Maltby and Linda Barnard were in attendance throughout the day as well as our President Mr Alan Symonds. We were all kept busy throughout the day answering questions and giving advice both to existing members and potential new members. Our new leaflet about the attributes of the Kerrys and where they could be purchased at the forthcoming sales in Ludlow, Melton Mowbray and Carlisle were given out. Several requests for sale catalogues were lodged.
Details were also provided about our forthcoming National Open Day on Sunday, 2 July 2017 by kind permission of John & Philippa Owens, Woodhouse Farm, Shobdon, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9NL.
Thank you to everyone who came to our stand, to those members who gave their time freely to help sell the Kerrys and to those who came to buy the merchandise and also to the many others who came to find out more about this wonderful breed.
WELSH SHEEP EVENT 2017
LLWYN BEDW, TALYBONT ON USK
The First outing for the breed stand this year was to the Welsh Sheep Event at Talybont on Usk. The venue was excellent despite access being a little trying!
In spite of the weather, which was damp all day, there was a very good attendance at the event and the stand was busy all day.
Thanks must go to Edward Williams for providing the sheep for the stand and to Anthony John, Hannah Owens and Gwilym Pugh for manning the stand.
Please find here the January 2017 newsletter from our Chairman, Linda Barnard
Flock Competition results - 2016(25/1/17)
Please find here the results from the 2016 Flock Competition.
Registration of Sheep intended for sale
As you should already know ALL Kerry Hill Sheep intended for private or catalogued Pedigree Sales must be registered beforehand. Registration forms for these sheep MUST be completed and returned to the Secretary no later than 8th July - together with the relevant fees: £3.00 per female, and £10 per male. These forms can be downloaded from here. Alternatively, on-line registrations can be submitted here. NO SHEEP WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR SOCIETY SALES UNLESS REGISTERED. We now use the PedEweb system for on-line registration of sheep. To access the system, please click the "On-Line Flock Book" on the right.
Please note that due to the new system, ALL SHEEP MUST BE REGISTERED BEFORE THEY ARE SOLD - whether this is by private sale or at one of our Society Sales.
The deadline for completing your registrations is 30th November. These can be done either on-line using PedEweb, or on paper as previously. Registrations received after this date, but before 31st December will be charged at double rate. Any registrations received after 31st December will NOT be accepted into the Flock Book.